Verification is performed to assess the quality of forecasts. The forecast is compared to observations or an estimate of what actually occured. Verification can be qualitative or quantitative. In the capacity building projects we have so far focused on quantitative verification of location forecasts/point forecasst using observations from ground stations, but future work may include spatial verification and use of remote measurements form satellite and radar if available.

The verification tool harp is introduced in several capacity building projects.